Latin America & Caribbean News

INDEPENDENCE DAY, GRENADA

NY:     Sunday, February 7 is Grenada’s 42nd birthday as a nation. Since the nation’s 42nd anniversary of independence fell on Sunday, at 12:01 Sunday morning Grenadians celebrating independence events at home and abroad interrupted their respective programs to usher-in the 42nd year of independence by either singing the Grenada national anthem or vintage….

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Carnival, Independence and Super Bowl

NY- Feb 5, 2016: What a weekend! Bob Marley’s 71st Birthday Fans worldwide are recognizing the icon birthday. February 6 is Bob Marley’s Birthday. He would have been 71. In 1981, when he passed, Rolling Stone Magazine and EVERYBODY’S Magazine were the only two publications that dedicated an entire issue on Marley’s untimely passing. EVERYBODY’S….

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STEELPAN ON AMERICAN PUBLIC TV TONIGHT

This evening, Jan. 25, a documentary: “Steel Drum and PAN! Our Music Odyssey,” will be broadcast on many American Public Television and World Channel stations across the U.S. (8pm, EST; 5pm PT.)

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SUBWAY STRIKE ANNIVERSARY

A public event will be held this Saturday, December 19 at Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY to commemorative the 10th anniversary of the New York City transit strike.

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Carnival Documentary at Medgar Evers College

“Our Soul Turned Inside Out,” a documentary film that examines traditional Carnival characters created in the 19th century crucible of slavery and emancipation and the psychic impulses behind them, will have its New York premiere on Friday, October 30, 7 pm at Medgar Evers College auditorium, 1650 Bedford Av. Brooklyn.

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Popular Barbadian-New Yorker Passes On

         We regret to announce the passing of popular Barbadian-New Yorker, Joan Cumberbatch, who recently retired after an illustrious career in nursing and community affairs. Last Tuesday she went to Mount Sinai Hospital to remain there for three to four days for doctors to take care of a medical issue but the Lord called her….

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Trinidad & Tobago New Prime Minister

Dr. Keith Rowley will be sworn-in tomorrow, Wednesday, at 1:30pm, as the new prime minister of Trinidad & Tobago. The Oath of Office will be administered by President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona. On Monday, Sep. 7, Rowley led the Opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) to victory by winning 22 or 23 of 41 parliamentary seats….

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Brooklyn’s Benjamin Banneker Academy Attacked

As a resident of Brooklyn for some 35 years, where five of my children—including one who now teaches in the system–along with numerous nieces and nephews attended the public school system, I inevitably formed strong relations with a large number of dedicated and progressive teachers. Sharing a life-long commitment to community activism and social equity ….

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Gypsy Quits Government and Party

Almost on the eve of Trinidad & Tobago’s national election Winston “Gypsy” Peters, well known calypsonian, member of Cabinet and Minister of Community Development, has resigned his portfolio and as a member of the governing United National Congress (UNC).

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Emancipation Day, August 1

Tomorrow is August 1 but August 1 is not an ordinary day for Jamaicans, Barbadians, Grenadians and other people, especially of African heritage, living in the Anglophone Caribbean.

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